This program is 28 minutes long
(Supreme Court: Jan Crawford) The historic Supreme Court decision reviewed; scenes shown of demonstrators outside the Court; courtroom sketches by William Hennessy shown; remarks from Roberts and the joint dissent from Justices Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito quoted; details given about the conclusion that Congress could require insurance by taxing people who didn’t have it.
(Washington: Scott Pelley) The rocky history between Obama and Roberts reviewed.
(Supreme Court: Wyatt Andrews) The surprising vote by Roberts examined; courtroom sketches shown; details given about his history of conservative votes on school integration, abortion and campaign spending. [Georgetown University Law Center Randy BARNETT- notes it would not be good for Roberts’ legacy if he buckled under political pressure.] [ScotusBlog founder Tom GOLDSTEIN- says this is Roberts’ signature statement that he is not a partisan.]
(Washington: Scott Pelley) Roberts’ remarks about the consequences of political choices quoted.
(White House: Norah O’Donnell) Obama’s reaction to the decision featured; details recalled about his struggle to get the law passed. [OBAMA – says we will not refight the political battles of 2 years ago and it’s time to move forward.]
(Washington: Scott Pelley) Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s opposition to the law noted. [ROMNEY – says he will act to repeal Obamacare if elected president.]
(Los Angeles: Ben Tracy) The impact of the ruling that states cannot be forced to expand Medicaid coverage for the poor examined; maps shown of states opposing the expansion and those that offer it. [Lost full-time job, Nikki SWEET; uninsured Ismael Medellin- comment on not being able to afford health care.] [Texas attorney general Greg ABBOTT- says we can make the best decision without Washington bureaucrats telling us how to spend our money.] The plight of those who won’t get Medicaid and can’t afford private insurance discussed.
(Colorado Springs: Anna Werner) The battle against the fires featured; scenes shown of burned-out homes; video from evacuee Jeff Lucas shown. [Incident commander Rich HARVEY- notes the impact of the winds dying down.] [LUCAS – reacts to losing his house.]
(Walter Reed: David Martin) The views of wounded servicemembers that the war in Afghanistan is not winding down featured. [S/Sgt. Eric MEYERS- says the fighters from Pakistan are starting to show back up for fighting season.] [L/Cpl. Chad OHMER- says there are a lot of IEDs out there.] [L/Cpl. Timothy DONLEY- describes his injuries.] [L/Cpl. Garret CARNES- explains his tattoo.]